Prince Harry arrived at Nottingham’s Council House today greeted by a crowd of cheering royal fans at the city’s Old Market Square.
The royal favourite was only allowed a short time to acknowledge the crowd, but he brought smiles to the faces of those waiting in the rain and stretched his hand across the barriers to shake hands with the public and take the odd selfie.
The Prince was greeted by Irene Hardman, 81, of Ruddington, who has gained a reputation for offering Haribo to Royals and today was no exception.
Irene enthusiastically handed her pink gift bag of sweet treats to which Harry seemed delighted.
Carol Towlson, another fan of Prince Harry’s, said: “He’s down to earth. For the people he’s just a nice guy. He’s just lovely.”
Carol, 72 of Brookchase Mews, Beeston, added: “The way he’s interacted with the youngsters down at St Ann’s and different places like that, he’s really thrown himself into that and I think he’s admired for it.”
“he’s really thrown himself into that and i think he’s admired for it.”
Carol, 72, Brookchase mews, beeston
Before making his stop at Nottingham Council House, the Prince once again visited Full Effect and Coach Core, two projects he cares greatly for and which are supported by The Royal Foundation.
He earlier stopped by Nottingham Academy, Mapperley, to take part in sports and music sessions with Full Effect students.
The program gives support to primary-aged children who need it, there the children talked to him about how the program has affected them.
This is Prince Harry’s sixth visit to Nottingham in the last four years.
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Gavin Cooke, Farmborough Road, Clifton, said: “I think Prince Harry has got a big love affair with Nottingham.”
Gavin, 25, added: “Everyone does see him as like a Robin Hood type, he does a lot of things for the community.”
Prince Harry may be fifth in line to the throne but Nottingham gave him a right Royal greeting as he arrived in style.